Hopefully many of you have seen Baz Luhrmann’s SPECTACULAR film “The Great Gastby” by now and no doubt you will have enjoyed it as much as we did!
In fact, it’s inspired us to the re-post photos on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Pomodorina) from a wonderful Gatsby-inspired party we produced last year …
The 70 odd VIP guests were invited to frock-up a-la-Gatsby and arrive in time for high tea and live jazz in the garden on that warm and sun-drenched November afternoon.
The client’s 4-tier terraced backyard and pool cabana hosted the lucky invitees, where a clear-roofed marquee was erected and decorated with white birdcages, candles, lounges, and black & white checked flooring plus stunning florals sourced at the local markets.
Guests were treated to Lychee, Mint and Lime mojitos served in small mason jars on arrival and enjoyed an very extensive and impressive range of beverage, including French Champagne. Lots of delicious canapés from a Gastronomy-created & catered menu were devoured, including Mini crab sandwiches with parsley and tarragon, Spiced lamb meatballs with apple, cumin and coriander raita and as evening approached the BBQ was fired up to serve Seafood skewers of salmon, squid and prawn basted with tomato jam and Strips of seared beef fillets with roast potatoes and Béarnaise sauce – yumo!
A fabulous 4-piece jazz band performed throughout the afternoon and was joined by some Burlesque dancers for a performance at sundown. Then day turned into night and the party really got started! The music switched to a client-created playlist of party tunes and the guests moved from under the jacaranda tree into the moodly lit and lounge out-fitted marquee.
The party (plus food and beverage service) continued into the wee small hours of the next morning when the guests enjoyed handmade gourmet pies and sausage rolls (if only Mr J Gatsby knew how yummy these are to eat!) and some incredible gluten-free chocolate and raspberry cupcakes made by Amanda from Vanilla Whisk.
Our thanks to Andrew from LAVA for installing the fantastic festoon lighting that helped to create a very special atmosphere and to Clifford Wallace Agency who supplied the impeccable wait staff that looked after everyone like they were guests of Baz Luhrmann himself!
To see more images from this gorgeous party, check out our Facebook page… www.facebook.com/Pomodorina